I've been enjoying "Show & Tell" Friday which is hosted by Kelli at There is no place like home
and I finally decided that it's time to join in the fun!
I have a love for anything vintage or that could tell a story if it could "talk".
This is a vintage hand mirror that my father found in a construction site. There used to be old Victorian homes that stood on the site that they had to clear and my dad found this as they were digging. I often wonder who it belonged to, how it got lost and what kind of lady must have used it. Was she a socialite? Did she admire her image as she got ready for a grand affair/ball? This is my china cabinet with my various pieces of china tea cups & crystal. The cabinet belonged to a great Godmother and has passed down three generations all ready. It's not fancy, by any means, but it is most treasured. The china on the top shelf is among my favorite. My mother had the original set and as we'd been hit by various earthquakes, many pieces were destroyed or damaged. I've since then, been able to build up the set again (Thank you Ebay!). I do have a couple of pieces that did belong to my mother, alas one of them is damaged, but it was hers and I was able to "repair" it. Here you'll also see a vintage tablecloth that my daughter and her boyfriend gave me for my last birthday. On the second shelf is some crystal that belonged to my mother, a crystal teapot that I do in fact use, and a set of cups and saucers that dates back to the 40s. On the third shelf you'll see a set that has dark cups and saucers that are ringed. These came from my favorite Aunt and I also have the Chargers to match. You'll also see some white, floral cups and saucers. Those are from my everyday set. I just purchased these cups, but I have the entire dish set that I purchased over 22 years ago. It's the tablecharm set (arcopal) and it is fantastic!
I loved the way the sun shone through these old canning jars. I just had to snap the picture.Thank you for taking the time to stop by and take a peek. I hope you have a fantastic day and weekend!